Anderson High School, Lerwick

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Anderson High School
Anderson High School (Shetland) logo.gif
Motto Dö Weel and Persevere
Established 1862
Headteacher Valerie Nicolson
Founder Arthur Anderson
Location Lover's Loan
Local authority Shetland Islands Council
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website Anderson High School

The Anderson High School (AHS) is a comprehensive secondary school in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland.

The AHS is the largest school in Shetland with around 80 staff and about 800-900 pupils[1] from age 11 to 18.

Pupils transfer to the AHS from both local primary schools and remote island primary schools. Pupils also transfer from Junior High Schools after S4 (age 16), leading to more pupils in S5 than in S4.

In 2005, the school was awarded Schools of Ambition status.


The school was founded by Arthur Anderson and officially opened in 1862.[2] The school has had two different names;

  • AEI Anderson Educational Institute
  • AHS Anderson High School


  1. ^ Shetland Islands Annual Return (September 2010)
  2. ^ Irvine, James W. (1985). Lerwick; The Birth and Growth of an Island Town. Lerwick: Lerwick Community Council. p. 126. ISBN 0-9509669-1-6. 

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Coordinates: 60°09′00″N 1°08′15″W / 60.15000°N 1.13750°W / 60.15000; -1.13750